Thuraya Telecommunications Company and RedPort Global, a provider of data and throughput optimisation services, have announced the successful certification of the RedPort Optimizer satellite WiFi router and the RedPort XGate satellite email and data service software. Thuraya’s clients can now use the RedPort Optimizer for ship-to-shore and remote land-based data email and other data services via computers, laptops and smartphones, including those from Google Android and Apple iOS.
The RedPort Optimizer is currently used with the Seagull 5000i to optimise email communications onboard commercial vessels operating across Thuraya’s coverage area. It enables a vessel operator to stay in contact with its crew 24/7 and to optimise ship operations while controlling costs. Its firewall ensures there are no unintended data transmissions to and from the vessel that could result in unexpected airtime bills.
“Ship managers and their crew need to stay in touch with their team regardless of where they are. Maritime crews especially need a solution that is easy to install and allows them to have services that are optimised for satellite connectivity,” says Randy Roberts, Vice-President of Innovation at Thuraya. “RedPort Solutions will be made available through our extensive network of service partners starting today (October 28).”
The RedPort Optimizer is certified for use on the Thuraya network with the Seagull 5000i and Thuraya Maritime Broadband. In addition, it is certified for the Thuraya XT, IP and IP+. The RedPort Optimizer works exclusively with the RedPort XGate software to provide email, web browsing, social media, blogging, weather data, GPS tracking and GPS NMEA Repeating.
Dr Luis Soltero, CTO of RedPort Global, says: “Our partnership with Thuraya allows us to provide maritime managers with easy access to a high-quality solution with unparalleled satellite data services. While we have the expertise in software development, Thuraya has the capacity to accelerate these solutions to market in a very timely manner.”